Description of Root — goldthread has a long, slender, creeping root, which is much branched and frequently matted.
What could be more unassuming than goldthread and wood-sorrel?
I'm goin' into the pines arter some goldthread an' sarsaparil'.
goldthread was official in the United States Pharmacopoeia from 1820 to 1880.
It is also applied to the stalk or petiole of a carpel, in the rare cases when there is any, as in goldthread.
Story-'n'-a-half house, a good sullar, an' woods nigh-by full o' sarsaparilla an' goldthread!
The roots of goldthread, running not far beneath the surface of the ground, are indeed like so many tangled threads of gold.